This Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats recipe is an easy way to get a hearty breakfast to keep you going all morning! Protein powder, chia seeds, peanut butter and oats all come together to give you a great protein boost!
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Need a little more protein in your breakfast?
My husband has been requesting some extra protein in his overnight oats that I make for him. I wasn’t really up for adding a big scoop of protein powder but a little would surely add a kick.
For these protein overnight oats, I went with one that I use a lot from Bob’s Red Mill and found it to be great. I don’t do a lot of protein powders because the flavors often taste very fake to me. If you have a favorite unflavored protein powder or vanilla then you should be rocking and rolling! boasted 21 grams of protein per serving. Not bad, huh?
In general, a half of cup of oats already has about 5 grams of protein. Toss in chia seeds and some sort of nut or seed butter and you are kicking up the protein well before you even add any protein powder!
Depending on the type of milk you use, you may add all the more. With these Peanut Butter Banana Protein Overnight Oats, you are gonna be fueled and ready for whatever comes your way! Even on a Monday!!
This protein overnight oats recipe has about 20 grams of protein. Boom. That’s a win for sure! Give it a shot and let me know what you think. If you find a powder you prefer, I am open for suggestions of switching mine up, so let me know!
Here are some common questions about overnight oats:
HOW LONG DO OVERNIGHT OATS LAST?
I typically make 3 or so days worth at a time. 3-5 days is the range that they will last and certain ingredients in different flavors impact this. Banana Bread overnight oats are typically not good after 2 or 3 days due to the mashed banana but these protein overnight oats should be ok a few days later if you just add the banana before serving.
WHAT KIND OF OATS DO YOU USE IN OVERNIGHT OATS?
I prefer rolled oats in mine. I find that they soak up the milk perfectly and are nice and soft after sitting overnight. Others suggest steel cut oats for their overnight oats recipe but that is NOT for me. They are to hard and chewy for me. I have found that steel cut oats are best for me I the Instant Pot. (Check out these Banana Bread Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats!)
DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE OVERNIGHT OATS IN A JAR?
When the overnight oats trend hit, it was all the rage to scoop your breakfast out of a ball jar. Heck, I still do. But don’t go out and buy cute little jars just yet. If you have a bowl that you can seal, then you are in perfect shape. Don’t feel like you have to buy anything extra to make your oatmeal in, bowls can be great as well. I have seen lots of people use the end of a peanut butter jar–that would be perfect for these Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats!
CAN YOU WARM OVERNIGHT OATS?
Yes, yes, yes! I have had readers comment or reach out saying they don’t want to eat cold oats. No one says you have to–promise! Pop them in the microwave in the morning and you are all set! Love them chilled? Great, you just get to eat them about a minute sooner!
A few things to note about these protein overnight oats:
- Can these protein oats be made vegan? Absolutely! Make sure you have a plant based protein powder and use a nut or seed milk. That should do the trick as all the other ingredients are plant based as well.
- Do I have to add protein powder to these overnight oats? Nope! Protein powder just isn’t for everyone and I get that. Plus, it can be pricy. So just skip it if you would like.
- The bananas can be added right before serving. If you prefer your bananas fresh, that’s fine. Cut them up just before serving and toss them in. I highly suggest doing this if you are making several servings at a time and know you will be eating them over several days.
If you love overnight oats as much as I do, these are some of my favorites:
- Coconut Cream Pie Overnight Oats–pie for breakfast is always a great idea.
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Overnight Oats–classic sandwich makes a classic breakfast as well!
- Banana Bread Overnight Oats— These are the top recipe on the blog!
- And many more you can find HERE!
- 1/2 c rolled oats regular or gluten free
- 1/2 small to medium banana sliced
- 2/3 c unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
- 1/2 T chia seeds
- 1/2 - 1 T protein powder
- 1/2 - 1 T natural creamy peanut butter or any other nut or seed butter
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 - 3 tsp pure maple syrup
- dash of sea salt
Combine all ingredients into a small jar or any container that can be sealed.
Stir well to combine.
Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least for about 4 hours.
Eat chilled or warmed up and garnish with an extra drizzle of peanut butter and some banana slices if desired.